Risk Assessment and Prevention

Knowing your risk for stroke is an important key to prevention. Have regular medical checkups and talk to your doctor about your risk factors. Some risk factors for stroke can be prevented, and some can’t. By knowing how you are at risk, you can focus on the factors that you can change and take steps to lower your risk.

A healthy lifestyle plays a big part in decreasing your risk for stroke. Here are some important steps that you can take to lower your risk of stroke:

  • Don’t smoke
  • Eat healthy
  • Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight
  • Avoid excessive alcohol intake
  • Get your blood pressure checked and control it if it’s high
  • Decrease your stress level
  • Have regular medical checkups

For More Information

Learn more about the warning signs and symptoms of stroke.

Need a doctor? Search our Find a Doctor online tool to find a doctor near you or call us at 1-800-516-3658 for a physician referral.

Additional resources to learn more about the Stroke Center’s programs and services at Danbury Hospital can be found in our comprehensive patient and visitor information section, or you can learn more about Danbury Hospital.